How You Like Me Now?!
June 24, 2013
Throughout the Heat’s quest for a repeat, LeBron did everything his teammates needed, plus more.
Shoot a career highs in FG% (56.5) and 3P% (40.6)… Check
Cut down on his turnovers (lowered TPG average)… Check
Become an elite defender (Narrowly missing out on the DPOY award)… Check
Put his team on his back during the playoffs (Averaged 27, 8, and 6)… Check
Accept the pressure of not only being the face of the Miami Heat, but the entire NBA… Check
All of the awards and accolades LBJ is receiving are all well deserved. He joined MJ as only players in NBA history to every win the regular season MVP and Finals MVP in consecutive seasons. As awesome as LeBron is, it is quite an accomplishment for a player to be this productive during a Herculean 2 1/2 year stretch of competitive basketball with no breaks. LeBron James has suggested that he will take some time off during the offseason to rest his body. The King won’t be able to rest long however, tough battles with Chicago and Indiana showed the Heat’s lack of post presence, and rebounding abilities. Dwayne Wade ailing knees/legs will be a year older, and so will some of the key cogs on the Heat (7 players on the roster will be age 34+ next year). LeBron is fully aware that their quest for a three-peat will be even tougher, and is more than willing to put in the work.
“I want to be, if not the greatest, one of the greatest to ever play this game,” James said. “And I will continue to work for that, and continue to put on this uniform and be the best I can be every night.”